are held at 4.30pm on the first Sunday of each month
4.30pm on the third Sunday of each month - Evensong (led by laity)
Celebrating the Harvest
ingathering on Saturday 6 October 2pm – 4pm
and service on Sunday 7 October 4.30pm
To celebrate the harvest, we hope to gather fresh and non-perishable foodstuffs in the Chantry for the 4.30pm Eucharist on 7 October. The Friends will pass on whatever is donated to support the disadvantaged and the homeless. Fresh fruit and vegetables will be taken to the Baptist Church at Belle Isle for their night shelter. Non-perishable items will go to the Wakefield Rent Deposit Scheme. Particularly needed are tinned items such as soup, beans, sausages, tomatoes, and meat, as well as Uht milk, instant mashed potato, pot noodles, cereal bars, crisps, chocolate bars, and biscuits. Contributions can be brought to the Chantry between 2pm and 4pm on Saturday 6 October.
Requiem Eucharist, Sunday 4 November, 4.30pm
The Dean writes: Our chapel, like other Chantries, was built as a place where Masses would be sung, and prayers offered, for the dead. In keeping with this tradition, we are pleased to announced that the 4.30 Holy Communion Service on the first Sunday in November each year will be celebrated as a Requiem Eucharist, when prayers can be offered for our loved ones who have died. We have chosen November because this is the month when the Church at large commemorates All Souls, the day when we gather to pray for the departed. So this year, the Chantry service will take place on 4 November at 4.30pm. If you have people you would like us to pray for that afternoon, please bring to the service a piece of paper with a list of names you would like read out.
Requiem for Richard Duke of York,
Sunday 30 December, 7pm
To mark the death of Richard Plantagenet at the Battle of Wakefield on 30 December 1360, the Friends and Wakefield Historical Society, by permission of the Dean and Chapter, have arranged with the Latin Mass Society of Leeds to have a requiem mass on the anniversary. The principle celebrant will be Father Michael Hall, Deputy Head of St John Fisher RC School, Dewsbury. Music, principally Gregorian chant, by St Austin’s Choir. Admission is by ticket which is, of course, free and which can be obtained from Kate Taylor, 19 Pinder’s Grove, Wakefield WF1 4AH, in return for a stamped envelope.
All our services are open to the public
Group visits and talks can be arranged at any time by negotiation with the chair of the Friends, Kate Taylor
Friends of The Chantry Chapel of St Mary the Virgin